In Memoriam: James David Power III, founder of J.D. Power

Toronto, Ontario — J.D. Power has announced the death of its founder and retired chairman, James David Power III, who died this weekend at the age of 89. “The world has lost a true pioneer and we have lost a visionary spirit that has continued to inspire, inform and galvanize our company’s growth for over 50 […]

In Memoriam: Rocco ‘Rocky’ DeLorenzo

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Rocco ‘Rocky’ DeLorenzo, longtime member of Canada’s collision repair community and founder of Toronto’s Ryding Auto Body, has died. He was 86.  Rocky’s auto body career began in 1960 as a body repair man at Allied Auto Paint, three years after immigrating to Canada from Italy. He obtained his body repair license […]

In Memoriam: Winifred ‘Nana’ Soper

Nana (left) at a collision repair industry event in 2016, with her daughter, Gloria Mann, VP of Industry for Collision Repair magazine, and family friend Jeanette Smith.

Toronto, Ontario — June 26, 2017 — It is with great regret that we must report the passing of Winifred “Nana” Soper. She was well-known to many people in the Canadian collision repair industry as the mother and frequent companion of Gloria Mann, Collision Repair magazine’s VP of Industry Relations. Nana was often seen at […]